User's Guide to A Look at Productive Tutoring Techniques
The video series was originally developed for use in the Undergraduate Tutorial Center's (UTC) tutor-training program at North Carolina State University, where new UTC tutors are required to take a one-credit tutor training course during the first semester of employment. Course components include the modeling of skills needed for tutoring, practice of the skills in actual tutoring sessions, class assignments that provoke self-reflection on tutoring behaviors, and class discussions about recent tutoring experiences. The videos are used as a tool that allows tutors to view positive examples of ideal tutoring behaviors. The reflection, discussion, and activities that accompany the videos are essential components to help tutors develop their instinctive tutoring behaviors into more effective ones.
This guide includes many features to help instructors maximize the effectiveness of using A Look at Productive Tutoring Techniques during tutor training.